The Odd Fellow, Or, the Secret Association, and Foraging Peter

The Odd Fellow, Or, the Secret Association, and Foraging Peter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...her masts we shall walk right over her hull! This is all of telling about that confounded other affair!' The disappointment and chagrin of the brave officer was only exceeded by his astonishment at this sudden disappearance of the chase. With his glass at his eye he took a stand upon the gun forward and closely scanned the surface of the ocean. He rubbed the lens of his glass at least a dozen times with the cornor of his silk handkerchief and as many times replaced the instrument to his eye. But the sight of the vessel did not reward his perseverance. 'We ought to be now in her neighborhood, ' he said coming aft. 'Now every man of you open all the eyes you've got, and see with the ends of your fingers. Shemtwi be somewhere about here.' 'Have you a blue-light on board?' I asked. 'No, but by the lord Harry, I can soon make something that will answer the purpose. I have half a score of rockets below, and I will send one of these up with lighted swab of oakum dipped in tar!' The idea was no sooner suggested than carried into execution. The rocket was bound to a spar that projected over the-gang-way, and a hairy mass of oakum, like a Medusa's head, was secured to the staff. A slow match was placed in the midst of it, and ignited. The rocket was then let off into the air. The weight of its unusual appendage retarded somewhat its velocity, but it nevertheless rose boldly skyward, and by the time it had reached its greatest altitude, the wind of its progress had kindled into a blaze, which communicating with the oakum, exploded into a vast mass of the most brilliant light 'Dont look after the light, but at the sea, ' shouted the Captain, who had kept his eyelids down to a level with the horizon, that he might have the full benefit of the reflection upon...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591445
  • 9781236591449